Winds of Winter Thoughts(spoilers)

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First let me say that this finale set a new bar for the show.  It was packed with great scenes and hit all the right plot points to move this story, and what a story.  Great job by the cast and crew.  Now,  some thoughts from the episode..

  1. The Lady Mormont is a f*cking badass. She brooks no shit and embarrassed the other northern Lords.  And she is like 10. If she was 20 she would be eating Cerise’s liver while demanding Dany make sure everyone’s wine glass is full. 
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    MVP

  2. Arya! She made it back to Westeros to start on her list and couldn’t have picked a better beginning.  Buh Bye Walder Frey,  you decrepit traitorous f*ckwit. 
    Arya finally
    Yassss!

  3. Ah Tommen… The gloriously inept sh*thead finally makes a command decision.*Note- pretty much acceptable all things considered. 
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    useless dipsh*t

  4. I’m torn.. We have lost the lovely and charming and *good* Margaery Tyrell. sniff. 
    Margaery
    I’ll miss you Nat..

    But we also now get to see The Lady Olenna – Off. The. Chain. 

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    Cerise’s not the only one in battle mode

  5. Oh yeah.. R+L=J is true.  Fire and Ice as foretold. 
    JonTargaryan
    Hi. I’m King of the North..plus some more. Where’s my dragon?

  6. Cersei went battle mode and dressed the part.  Sharp.  She also killed a sept full of people.. Ruthless..aaaaannd maybe a little crazy. 
    Bad Cersei
    Battle Mode Cersei

  7. Those murderous little street urchins! WTF..Although they did help finally rid the world of this douche:
    LancelDouche
    What a punchable face. 

  8. Seems to be a 4 party war now..  Team Dany – Iron Born + The Dothraki +Dorne + The Tyrells + Tyrion + DRAGONS vs Team Cersei – Uh,  house Lannister? + Jaime? + Whatever is left of the Freys. Hmm.. and up North Team Snow – The North + Wildings + The at present useless 3 eyed crow vs The Night King and the endless White Walker hordes + Winter.  Seems like one of those teams is pretty stacked.

  9.  No Lady Stoneheart.  Boo… I’m still holding out hope..stupidly.

  10. Bye Melisandre..I wonder where she ends up.. 
    Bye Felicia mel
    Bye Felicia

  11. Winter *finally* came.. There is a Sting joke in there somewhere I think..

 

So.. in conclusion Season 7 should be really spectacular. And we’re probably gonna see a bit of this guy:

Night King
This guy

And:

Drogon
And this guy

 

I can’t wait..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battle of the Bastards + Leeroy Jenkins = GOLD

Seriously, the Battle of the Bastards episode of Game of Thrones was spectacular. The battle scene outside Winterfell was just breathtaking and I can’t wait for the finale tonight.

 

But…

John Snow falling for Ramsey’s shenanigans was just terrible.

But this almost makes up for it.  John Snow as Leeroy Jenkins

 

Game of Thrones S6E2 – Home (spoilers!)

GoTBar640Alright.. GoT is back!  This season has been killer so far.  They are mostly past the books,    (the Iron Islands stream is still within the book events), so apparently they have decided to get the stories moving a little faster than in previous seasons. D&D have done a really good job thus far into the season and I’m totally on board for now.

Dorne

First, there has been a hella bit of whining on the Interwebs about the Dorne storyline and what they did in the season 6 premiere.  I don’t get it.  What was the expectation there?  Doran Martell to engage in some long distance game of intrigue with Cersei? Hogwash.  Something needed to happen and something did.  Elia  and her Sand Snakes are going to be a problem and I hope she makes a right mess of things.

Kings Landing

I really love the character arcs in this show. Take for instance Jamie Lannister.  How can you not love the guy now?  A humbled Jamie is an awesome Jamie (sexual tastes and murderous history aside).  He gives Brienne a sword of Valyrian steel and a mission,  attempts to save his daughter, and in this episode has one of my favorite scenes with the Sparrow. Jamie is with Tommen at the wake of his daughter and Tommen’s sister and he patiently tells Tommen to go see his mother. The High Sparrow makes an appearance.  I love the barely restrained arrogance and feigned humbleness that Jonathan Pryce pours into the character. Its perfect.  Anyway,  Jamie and The High Sparrow have some words and it was fantastic. Jamie threatens to kill him and the HS suggests he could bring down the throne.  Sadly – Jamie makes the mistake of not bringing any help when the HS’s little birds surround the chamber holding clubs etc and generally looking menacing. To be continued I’m sure..

Speaking of the “King”. Tommen is just brutal. He is pathetic and weak and annoyingly so. What a tragic waste of a crown.  The worst part of all is that when he finally asks Cersei for  help, you actually felt good because you know something is going to get done.

Braavos

Arya is blind and quickly gets forgiveness after a couple beatings. That was fast. I think Jagen H’ghar might be sweet on her. I’m hoping they do her justice because I think she is gonna be awesome later one.  I mean even more awesome.  I miss the Hound.

Iron Isles

Finally they killed that crotchety old bastard Balon Greyjoy and now Yara (the best Greyjoy) can attempt to become the first woman leader of the Iron Isles.  She just needs to navigate the Kingsmoot.

The North

Roose Bolton…Or should I say a poor Joffrey knockoff.  Clearly the guy they want you to hate.  The only problem is that he is a pretty cookie cutter psychopath. He doesn’t have the same spoiled brat throwing a tantrum vibe that really made you hate every fiber of Joffrey’s being.  He is vicious, cold, ruthless and obviously damaged. But actually kind of boring, even with the patricide and fratricide in this episode.

Bran makes an appearance and we see where he has gotten off to up North with the 3 eyed crow.  We also get a glimpse of Ned Stark as a child in Winterfell and his sister Lyanna. Which I think is leading up to a big reveal later.  Look up R+L=J if you’re interested.  Anyway,  hopefully Bran starts doing…something soon.  Anything.  Also – Willis!!

Was there anything else of note this episode… Umm,  the Wildings come back to save the Onion Knight and company in Castle Black from that total creep Allier Thorne.  A giant smashed a crossbowman into pulp on the wall in some comic relief.

Yada..

Yada..

Yada..

Oh yeah.. Boom.

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Hi, I’m awesome, and I’m back bitches.

 

Red Wedding doesn’t disappoint! *Spoilers*

Wow.

Tonight’s episode of Game of Thrones on HBO was titled, appropriately,  The Rains of Castamere.  This was the episode in which the Red Wedding occurs and it was just sensational.  That gut wrenching feeling that hit you when you read that Rob died in the books was just as powerful on screen.  They added in some spice but holy shit. Just an epic episode.  And I also think Michelle Fairley,  who plays Catelyn Stark was just superb.  The rest of the episode was almost filler around the RW and that was just alright with me.  In it we saw Dany send Jorah and Daario to take Yunkai..and they do..and John makes his break from the wildings..  Bring on the finale!

 

RIP Cat

Cat

 

Poor Bastard..

Rob

 

 

What is going on here with G.O.T? **Spoilers below**

So I get that translating the immense detail and depth of the Game of Thrones series to television will result in some changes to story lines, and characters…  But man did the tonights episode of GOT throw a monkey wrench into the series for anyone who has read the books.  What are they doing with Melisandre visiting Thor of Myr and taking Gendry?  What? And Sansa set to marry Loras instead of Wilas? What are they thinking?  I really hope they can catch this before it goes way off the rails..

That said, I am absolutely psyched for two for two of the three weddings I think we’ll see..  Joffrey’s and the Red Wedding.  I’m thinking one or both will be the season finale…

All About the Game..

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GOT is Back!

So one of my favorite fantasy series is George R.R. Martin’s Ice and Fire a.k.a Game of Thrones.  When I first saw the trailer that HBO put out for Season 1 I was giddy with anticipation.  I couldn’t believe someone was going to try and adapt the material to the screen,  but I’m glad it was HBO and not some terrible network like Fox or CBS.  Anyway,  the adaptation was so good that it quickly became the most pirated show on the net and it was good enough to hook in my wife who hasn’t read a fantasy novel in her lifetime.  I’m a huge fan and thought season 1 and 2 were great…

Hmm..Did I make a mistake?

In anticipation of Season 3 which will cover the first half of A Storm of Swords, I reread the book.  I’m still on the fence whether that was a mistake.  As I watch the first two episodes of S3,  I’m torn.  I enjoy the vision the producers have put together to bring Martin’s world to life, but I am also finding myself having to ignore vast swaths of the book that are missing from the show.  I understand that changes need to be made for such an adaptation but man, it’s really difficult to ignore some of the changes.  I suppose the same types of changes were made in the previous seasons but I hadn’t read those installments in years so much of the detail was not fresh in my memory to jump out at me when missing.  But at least they got the major plot points right though(Ned’s big exit and Blackwater Bay).  I think I know where this season will end already, but I’m really hoping that I can just  enjoy the ride!

 

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Episode 3 of Season 3 airs tomorrow night Sunday 4/14 on HBO. Bring it!